South Africa: Women's representation in the National Assembly

Updated May 2019

Year Total seats Women's seats % women
2019 400 181 45.25
2014 400 163 40.75
2009 400 172 43
2004 400 131 32.75
1999 400 120 30
1994 400 111 27.74

Table sources

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INDEPENDENT ELECTORAL COMMISSION 2019b "Electoral Commission hands over list of elected representatives to the Chief Justice of South Africa", 15 May, [www] https://www.elections.org.za/content/About-Us/News/Electoral-Commission-hands-over-list-of-elected-representatives-to-the-Chief-Justice-of-South-Africa/ (accessed 16 May 2019).

INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION 2015 "South Africa National Assembly: Last Election", [www] http://www.ipu.org/parline-e/reports/2291_E.htm (accessed 24 May 2015).

MORNA, CL, RAMA, K & MTONGA, L 2009 Gender in the 2009 South African elections, Gender Links, 11 May, 11, [www] http://www.genderlinks.org.za/attachment_view.php?pa_id=1056 [PDF document, opens new window] (accessed 10 Mar 2010).